Racing at HCC

Harlow Cycling Club is putting more focus into racing in 2021. With certain COVID-19 restrictions placed on racing events it has been tough to put together any sort of race calendar for our members but as the restrictions start to ease HCC will be giving its members the support and opportunity to get into racing.

The clubs main focus for 2021 will be TT racing as this is a much less restricted form of racing in the current situation. Toward late summer we also hope to start doing some local Crit racing at North Weald closed circuit with TLI and also looking at a few other venues further airfield.

Within the club we are also pushing for more organised training rides and events to bring racing to our members with the ambition to put together a team for the 2022 season. Tuesday nights training rides have seen the introduction of a drop policy to encourage riders to step up and take on the challenge of riding in a chain gang and working as a team, with great success and attendance this is a perfect way to get the taste for speed.

Our handicap Out and In training has also been another fantastic domestic event for our members that levels the playing field and gives everyone that competitive feeling. We have also introduced staggered start training around our ‘Left left left’ local segment which is true test for any level of rider looking for that real workout.

Finally our chain gang training rides will be starting up soon around the Windhill area, this is a great way to learn the dynamics of riding in a team. With more events like this in the pipeline as well, we have massive hope for this type of riding for the club in 2021 and beyond. If you would like to take part or for more information please contact us by email on: rides@harlowcc.club

RACE CALENDAR 2021

CRIT RACING

Tuesday 11th May 2021 @18:30

Velo Schils TLI Circuit races (all categories)

How to enter:

Register and become a member of TLI CYCLING on their website, then enter through the RIDERHQ website.

Northern Gateway Sports Park, Cuckoo Farm Way, Colchester, Essex. CO4 5YX CO4 5YX

TT RACING

Friday Evening 10 mile Time Trial series 2021

Course – E14a/10 based on Navestock Essex.

The events are scheduled to be held on the E14a/10 course based on Navestock.

Full information here

These are Club events open for “Private” time trials subject to availability. Just turn up and ride. However, you must be a member of a club affiliated to Cycling Time Trials which Harlow CC is. If an event is oversubscribed on the night, preference will be given to Becontree Wheelers members.

Entry fee £4 per ride for all under 18s, and £5 for all others.

Series to take place every Friday evening from 2 April to 3 September.

Special Conditions to help make the events Covid compliant will apply.

The regulations will be strictly applied. You will not be allowed to enter unless you comply fully.

HERTFORDSHIRE WHEELERS

The Hertfordshire wheelers run mutliple TT ‘come and try’ events throughout 2021, entry forms for the list below can be found on the race schedule on there website.

Wednesday 30th June 2021 @19:30

Course – F10/10 (A10 NORTH)

Sunday 1st Auggust 2021 @09:30

Course – F4X/10 (COLE GREEN)

Wednesdasy 11th August 2021 @19:30

Course – 6T/10 (PANSHANGER)

Saturday 29th May 2021@14:00

Northampton & District CA (Round 5)(Road Bikes Only)

Event Type Solo Date 29 May 2021 14:00 Closing Date 18 May 2021 23:59
Course F14/25 Distance 25 miles Price £12.00 – Enter here

Sunday 8th August 2021 @08:00

Chelmer CC (road bikes) Event Type Solo Date 08 Aug 2021 08:00 Closing Date 27 Jul 2021 23:59 CourseE9/25Distance 25 miles Price £14.00 – Enter here

HILL CLIMB RACING Sunday 3rd October 2021HERTFORSHIRE WHEELERS (hill climb race) 60 meters of climbing over 1.23kms 6ZH (Digswell) Entry form found at Hertfordshire Wheelers website.